How it ends? Pretty terribly. Beginning and middle not too great, either. Some gorgeous exterior shots, though.
Quite interesting early, showing incremental steps towards fascism, and then moving on with more overtly sanctioned destruction of marginalized communities.
Has some interesting things it's trying to say, but doesn't quite get there. There's an ADR'ed "pussy grabber" line. The KKK hoods and spiked cop uniforms are probably a little much, both metaphorically and practically within the narrative.
Provokes a few thoughts, has a solid cast, and there are a few cool touches like the glowing eyes, but the actual Purge is plodding.
Part of Criterionucopia 2012
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